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Gary L. Hegwood

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Lancaster, KS

Gary L. Hegwood, 83, of Lancaster, KS, died January 6, 2024, at his home.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM, Friday, January 12, 2024, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lancaster, Kansas, with Pastor Peter Rehwaldt officiating the service. Burial will follow at Lancaster Cemetery following the service at church. Memorials are suggested to the St. John's Lutheran Church i


Etola Fern Strong

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Etola Fern Strong, 96, of Atchison, KS died on Saturday, Jan. 6, 2024, at the Atchison Medicalodge.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, Jan. 10th, 2024, at the Atchison United Methodist Church with Rev. Cyd Stein officiating. Burial will follow in the Sunset Memory Gardens of Atchison. The family will receive friends from 10:00 am until time-of-service Wednesday


Jocylene Strube

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Holton , KS

Jocylene Margueritte Strube, 56, of Holton, KS, passed away unexpectedly, Wednesday, January 3, 2024 at her home. She was born October 27


Marilyn Ehrsam

Popkess Mortuary, Sabetha

Sabetha , KS

The family of Marilyn J. Ehrsam, 91, wishes to share the news of her passing on Monday, December 25, 2023, at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha, Kansas where she had lived for the last several years.

Marilyn was born on July 9, 1932, to Maurice and Ruth (Schoenbeger) Bingman. She attended Martin Country School and graduated from Highland High School in Highland, Kansas. Maril


Francis Vernon “Butch” Sheeley, Sr.

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Nortonville, KS

Francis Vernon “Butch” Sheeley, Sr., 84, of Nortonville, KS, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the Holton Community Hospital, Holton, KS, surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, January 11, 2024 at St. Ann- Catholic Church, with Father Hughes Sundeme, as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann- Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary


John Riley

Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

John Riley, 70, of Atchison, Kansas, died Thursday, January 4, 2024, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 11:00 A. M. at St. Benedict Church with Rev. Jeremy Heppler, OSB, officiating. A parish rosary will be recited at 10:00


Francis " Butch" Sheeley, Sr.

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Nortonville, KS

Francis Vernon “Butch” Sheeley, Sr., 84, of Nortonville, KS, passed away Saturday, January 6, 2024, at the Holton Community Hospital, Holton, KS, surrounded by his family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM, Thursday, January 11, 2024 at St. Ann- Catholic Church, with Father Hughes Sundeme, as Celebrant. Burial will follow at St. Ann- Catholic Cemetery. A Rosar


Katherine Gilbert

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Katherine Gilbert, 103, of Falls City, NE, passed away January 6, 2024 at Falls City. She was born February 10, 1920 at Sabetha, KS to George and Ona (Curran) Nohl.

She married William “Bill” J. H. Gilbert on December 8, 1937 at Holton, KS. He passed away March 9, 1984.

Katherine was raised in the Nemaha and Brown County Kansas area and attended Fairview Hig


Barbara Butler

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Effingham, KS

Barbara Jean Butler, 81, of Effingham, KS died on Friday, January 5, 2024, surrounded by family at the Atchison Medicalodge, following a two and a half year fight with Alzheimer-.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Thursday, Jan. 11th, 2024, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Rev. Jim Cormode officiating. Burial will follow in the Pardee Cemetery. The family


Emily Thorson

Dishon-Maple-Chaney Mortuary in Horton

Horton , KS

Emily Joann Thorson November 8, 1926 - January 5, 2024… with her “dash” filled with many acts of thoughtful and generous kindness to all! Born 97 years ago to Ernest Jay and Gladys Lucretia Narbett Burgert, she was joined 3 years later by brother, Billy Ernest.

Emily graduated from Horton H.S. in 1944, where she met Deane and always said she was “smitten&rd


Patty Schawang

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Omaha, NE

Patty Schawang, 71, of Omaha, NE passed away on January 5, 2024 at Methodist Hospital in Omaha. She was born on December 27, 1952 to Bernard and Dorothy (Stokes) Schawang. She was raised in the Barada area and attended rural county schools. She was baptized and confirmed at Arago Catholic Church. She was a 1971 graduate of Sacred Heart High School. Aft


Lea Ella Dudoit

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Horton, KS

Lea Ella Dudoit, 63, of Horton, KS, passed away Thursday, January 4, 2023 at her home. She was born August 15, 1960 in Holton, KS, the daughter of Thomas Joseph Walker and Celia Mae (Kahbeah) Goslin.

Lea attended school in Powhattan, KS and in Oregon; she later earned her GED. She lived a


Thomas "Tom" Edward Frawley

Wherry Mortuary of Pawnee City

Dawson, NE

Thomas “Tom” Edward Frawley, 76, of Dawson, Nebraska passed away Sunday, December 31st, 2023, at the Falls City, Nursing and Rehabilitation Facility in Falls City, Nebraska having reached the earthly age of seventy-six years, seven months, and twenty-seven days.

Tom was born on May 4, 1947 in Utica, New York to Patrick and Katherine (Johnson) Frawley. He was raised with


Lonnie Dale Lovell

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Holton, KS

Lonnie Dale Lovell, 73, of Holton, KS passed away, Wednesday January 3, 2024 at Medicalodges of Jackson County in Holton. He was born December 7, 1950 in St. Claire, IL, the son of Kermit E. and Agusta Mae (Stephenson) Lovell.

Lonnie attended Cassville High School and later received his GED. He also completed college courses required to attain his trucking license. Lonnie mainly wo


Ronald Hargrove

Arensburg-Pruett Funeral Home in Atchison

Atchison, KS

Ronald Lee Hargrove, age 68, died unexpectedly on December 25, 2023, at his home.

A service to remember Ron- life will be on Monday, January 8, 2024, at 10:30 a.m. at the Arensberg-Pruett Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be on Sunday, Jan. 7th from 6-8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Ron will be laid to rest at Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawa


Dennis Mark Barrett

Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha

Oneida-Fairview-Powhattan, KS

Dennis Mark Barrett, 66, of Oneida, formerly of the Fairview-Powhattan communities, died December 31, 2023, at University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS.

Dennis was born at Seneca, March 8, 1957, the ‘favorite” ( which has been said) of seven children of Joseph Alfred and Vauncille Margaret “Pooch” Brunner Barrett. He grew up in on the Kickapoo Re


Melvin Leon Brose

Mercer Funeral Home in Holton

Valley Falls, KS

Melvin Leon Brose, 89, of Valley Falls, KS, passed away Monday, January 1, 2024 at the Holton Community Hospital in Holton, KS. He was born August 9, 1934 on the family farm in Valley Falls the son of Carl and Leona (Schneider) Brose.

Melvin graduated from Valley Falls High School in 1952. After high school, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University in 19


Richard Wayne Halstead

Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home in Atchison

Cummings, KS

Richard Wayne Halstead, 71, of Cummings, KS died on Tuesday, January 2, 2024, at his home in Cummings, KS.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Monday, Jan. 8th, 2024, at the Becker-Dyer-Stanton Funeral Home with Chaplain Andy Campbell officiating. Burial will follow in the Cummings Cemetery, Cummings, KS. The family will receive friends from 4:00 to 6:00 pm on Sunday, Jan.


Steven Schultz

Harman-Rohde Funeral Home in Troy

Troy, KS

Steven Schultz, 73, of Troy, Kansas passed away Saturday, December 30, 2023, at his home.

Steve was born on December 24, 1950, in St. Joseph, Missouri to William “Bill” and Jo Ann (Grable) Schultz and raised up in Burr Oak.

He graduated from Wathena High School in 1968, then graduated NEK Vo Tech in Auto Mechanics. Steve farmed on his family farm until 1982.


Mary Little

Dorr and Clark Funeral Home of Falls City

Falls City, NE

Mary E. Little, 94, of Falls City, NE, passed away December 31, 2023. She was born July 17, 1929 to John and Margaret (Hunzeker) Goltz.

She married Edmond Little on January 4, 1948 at Falls City. He passed away December 21, 2004.

Mary was raised on a farm near Rulo and she attended country school through the eighth grade and then graduated from Falls City High School in

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